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Sow in Autumn fynbos and protea seeds

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Mixed Daisy Starter Pack

An attractive, postable envelope-sized package containing everything you need to grow indigenous South African daisies from seed.  Makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the flowers and covered in cellophane.

Contains 10 seeds each of a variety of these bright, easy to grow Spring flowers. To help you get started, the pack contains detailed growing instructions.  Best time for planting is in autumn.

 
$6.84

Leucospermum cordifolium yellow

Commonly known as pincushion or Speldekussing (Afrikaans) or Bobbejaanklou (Afrikaans)

  • This is the most popular and easy to grow pincushion.
  • It is a rounded, spreading shrub growing up to 1.5m in height with a spread of 2m.
  • The flowers range in colour from shades of red, orange to bright yellow.
  • It flowers in the summer and is an exceptionally attractive plant for any garden.
  • It is a very strong grower, is hardy and is a wonderfully long lasting and showy cut flower.
  • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
$0.09

Erica Starter Pack

An attractive, postable envelope-sized package containing everything you need to grow indigenous South African erica from seed.  Makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the flowers and packed in a self sealing cellophane sleeve.

Contains 5 seeds each of a variety of six different erica plants.  To help you get started, the pack contains Kirstenbosch Instant Smoke Plus Seed Primer and detailed growing instructions.  The plants are suitable for low-frost climates.

$6.84

Protea Starter Pack

An attractive, postable envelope-sized package containing everything you need to grow indigenous South African protea from seed.  Makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the flowers and covered in cellophane.

Contains 5 seeds each of a variety of magnificent Protea, Pincushions and Leucadendrons.  To help you get started, the pack contains Kirstenbosch Instant Smoke Plus Seed Primer and detailed growing instructions.  The plants are suitable for low-frost climates.

$6.84

Restio Starter Pack

An attractive, postable envelope-sized package containing everything you need to grow indigenous South African restios from seed.  Makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the restios (Cape Reeds) and covered in cellophane.

Contains everything you need to germinate and grow Restios (Cape Reeds).  Contains 5 seeds of each of 6 unique Cape reeds.  To help you get started, the pack contains detailed growing instructions, smoke primer (for seed germination), and online support.  Restios are suitable for low-frost climates.

$6.84

Protea lepidocarpodendron seed

Black-beard sugarbush

belongs to group called Bearded sugarbushes

  • the flower is a stunning cream with black velvety beard
  • grows to an erect shrub- 2 - 3 m tall
  • this plant looks a lot like Protea neriifolia, except the flowers are cream to pink and heavily bearded with brown and purple/black hairs
  • flowers from April to August
  • habitat is in sandstone, ferricrete and granite soils
  • it is a fast grower and does well in coasta gardensl
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 9
$0.09

Protea compacta

Botriver sugarbush

belongs to group called Spoon-bract sugarbushes

  • grows into a  bush of about 3.5m in height
  • flowers in autumn and winter
  • the flowers are neat goblet -shaped and have long  soft pink involucral bracts with ciliate margins
  • iIdeal as cut flower-is very attractive
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 8
  • this is a very popular, attractive and hardy protea
  • it should be kept well pruned to increase the number of stems-if left unpruned it can become quite straggly
  • are fairly frost resistant
$0.09

Protea burchellii seed

Burchells protea

belongs to group called Spoon-bract sugarbushes

named after Willian John Burchell, a British explorer and naturalist

  • the flowers vary from shiny, cream to pink to carmine, tipped with a black or white beard
  • this is an erect, spreading shrub, 1 - 2m tall and upto 3m across
  • flowerheads have short flowers sunken within the long involucral bracts
  • grows in varied soils, but favours richer soil
  • flowering occurs in winter and flowers are excellent as cut flowers
  • flowers are easy to grow and quite hardy
  • sow in autumn
  • does well in coastal gardens
$0.09

Erica bauera

Commonly known as Albertinia heath, Bridal heath or Witheide (Afrikaans) 

  • This is a large shrub, growing to height of 1.5m and spread of 60cm.
  • It has grey/green leaves with masses of waxy, white to pink tubular flowers.
  • Flowering time is spring to autumn.
  • It enjoys full sun.
  • Erica bauera is also a good cut flower.
  • Looks stunning when planted in groups.
  • It is hardy, fairly adaptable and long lived
  • It is hardy to light frost.
  • It will attract birds to your garden and is highly recommended as a garden subject.
$0.08

Erica sessiflora

Commonly known as Green heath

  • Grows to 1-2m shrub.
  • Has attractive  cream/green/yellow tubular flowers occuring at end of branches.
  • Flowers are produced from Autumn to Spring.
  • Prefers moist well drained soil.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8. 
  • This species is easy to grow.
  • It produces a lovely cut flower.
  • Produces seed heads resembling a reddish fungal growth.
$0.08

Erica coccinea

Commonly known as Tassel Heath.

  • Coccinea (meaning red) is misleading as this is a very variable species in the color
  • Color varies from red / orange / pink / green to yellow
  • The shape and size of the flower and the length of leaves is also variable
  • It grows up to 1m tall with a spread of 60cm
  • Flowering occurs all year around
$0.08

Protea lacticolor

Commonly known as Hottentots Holland sugarbush

  • This species is one of the white sugarbushes.
  • It grows into a neat erect slender shrub or small tree of 2-5m
  • Flowering occurs from autumn to winter.
  • The flowers vary from cream to pink and are funnel shaped, becoming untidy as they open further and are invaded by bees and nectar feeding birds.
  • The oval shaped blue/grey  leaves are quite thick and tough.
  • The height, slenderness and foliage make this a popular landscaping plant.
  • It's an easy to grow shrub that does well in well drained soil.
  • Seeds should be sown in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.

 

$0.09

Erica mammosa

Commonly known as Nine-pin heath, Rooiklossieheide (Afrikaans)

  • Grows to a height of 1.8m.
  • It is a variable species with tubular flowers ranging from purple, dark red, orange, pink, green to creamy white.
  • The flowers are packed along the branch tip.
  • It flowers from mid-summer to autumn.
  • This is a very strong grower, is robust and long-lived.
  • Erica mammosa is very showy and will be noticed in your garden.
  • Ths species will attract sunbirds to your garden.
$0.08

Protea humiflora

Commonly known as Patentleaf sugarbush

  • This species is one of the rodent sugarbushes.
  • It grows to 1m sprawling shrub.
  • Flowering occurs from late winter to early spring.
  • The sharply pointed grey to purplish-green leaves conceal a bowl-shaped flower with dark bracts.
  • Prefers hot, dry sun-facing slopes.
  • Seeds should be sown in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
$0.09

Erica plukenetti

Commonly known as Plukenet's heath or Hangertjie (Afrikaans)

  • Erica plukenetti is a sturdy, upright shrub.
  • Grows to a height of around 0.6 - 0.9m.
  • It provides an excellent cut flower almost all year round.
  • The flowers are tubular in shape and are either white or deep red (as seen in picture).
  • They grow in dense, hanging spikes.
  • Plukenetti is one of the most adaptable ericas.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8
  • In southern hemisphere, sow in autumn and northern hemisphere, in spring
$0.08

Erica perspicua

Commonly known as Prince of Wales heath or Veerheide (Afrikaans)

  • This is a tall, erect plant.
  • It grows to a height of 2m.
  • The flowers are white and pink and have a tubular shape.
  • This species is easy to grow,
  • Grows best in a moist areas.
  • Flowering occurs from summer through to winter.
  • It is a popular garden plant and a good cut flower.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
$0.08

Protea grandiceps

Commonly known as Red sugarbush

  • Protea grandiceps grows to a height of 2m.
  • It has distinctive broad, leathery, oval blue-green leaves with red margins.
  • Produces showy pink to red flowers from Spring to Summer, with thick white and maroon beards. 
  • This is a very decorative garden shrub
  • It produces beautiful cut flowers
  • This species tolerates frost well.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
$0.09

Erica baccans

Commonly known as the Berry heath

  • Grows upto 2.5m - into an erect, robust shrub.
  • Has attractive dry urn-shaped rose pink flowers.
  • Flowers appear end of autumn to Spring and in abundance.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8. 
  • This species is easy to grow.
  • They enjoy a position of full sun in moist, well drained, slightly acidic soil.
  • Seeds should be sown in Autumn.
$0.08

Silver Tree Single Pack

Commonly known as the SilverTree. It reaches a height of 10m growing into a well shaped elegant tree with a substantial trunk. The silver leaves reflect the light, giving the tree a stunning, metallic look. Flowering occurs in spring, with the female heads maturing into silvery cones. This species is wind tolerant and is an exceptional tree for a medium to large size garden. The decorative foliage is also very useful for flower arrangements.

Leucadendron argenteum$2.28

Protea punctata

Commonly known as Waterlily sugarbush

  • Grows to 2-4m shrub/tree.
  • Has attractive blue-grey leaves.
  • Has a water lily-like flower with bracts that open wide to display a white/pink flower in the middle.
  • Flowers produced from Summer to Winter.
  • Prefers dry areas.
  • Can tolerate light frost.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8. 
  • This species is easy to grow.
  • It produces a lovely cut flower
$0.09

Protea repens

Common Sugarbush, Suikerbos, Honey Protea

Belongs to group called True sugarbushes

  • grows to shrub/tree of 4.5 m with long narrow leaves
  • flowers creamy white to red and are waxy and sticky to touch
  • they flower from Feb-Oct
  • produce lots of nectar, attracting birds and bees
  • are easy to grow from seed, adaptable to many soil types and waterwise
  • produce beautiful long-lasting cut flowers
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 8
  • the sweet watery nectar that collects in the flowers used to be drained and boiled up to produce a sugary syrup – known as 'bossiestroop' – which was used as a sweetner and for medicinal use
  • ideal for coastal gardens and can be used as a windbreak
    $0.09

    King Protea Single Pack (Protea cynaroides)

    Contains everything you need to grow Protea cynaroides - commonly known as 'King Protea'. This is  the national flower of South Africa. The pack contains 5 seeds, detailed growing instructions and enhanced smoke primer to germinate the seeds. The King Protea is suitable for low-frost climates and grows in a wide range of soils and conditions.

    $2.28

    Leucadendron spissifolium

    Commonly know as Oribi Spear-leaf conebush

    • Grows to height of 3m, with pale involucral leaves.
    • Flowers late Spring and female plant develops attractive red cones.
    • This rare species is found at the Oribi Gorge, Port Shepstone, and not in the Western Cape where most leucadendrons occur.
    • Sow in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA Zone 8
    $0.09

    Leucospermum muirii

    Commonly known as Albertinia pincushion or Bloukoolhout (Afrikaans)

    • It is an excellent garden plant growing to a height of 1.5m.
    • It grows into a bushy, rounded, erect shrub with a generous display of small, yellow flower heads.
    • These can either grow in a cluster or singly.
    • It flowers from winter to spring and is excellent as a cut flower.
    • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
    • Seeds shold be sown in autumn.
    $0.09

    Metalasia muricata

    Commonly known as Blombos, White Bristle Bush

    • This is a must for any fynbos water wise garden.
    • It has superb woolly grey foliage and in the winter has abundant compact white flower heads.
    • It grows to a height of around 1.5 and a spread of 1m and grows into a lovely rounded shrub.
    • It is very hardy and has adapted itself to harsh coastal conditions.
    • It grows well in sandy soil and loves to be in a position of full sun.
    • Seeds to be sown in autumn.
    • Will attarct birds to your garden.
    $0.08

    Serruria florida

    Commonly known as Blushing Bride, Pride of Franschhoek

    • This is one of the most delicately beautiful flowers of the Proteaceae family and is often used by florists in bridal bouquets.
    • It grows to a height of around 1.5m, becoming straggly if left unpruned.
    • They like full sun and resent any addition of fertilizer.
    • The flowers are small and compact and made up of clusters of up to 8 flowerheads per branch.
    • They have a white/creamy colour with a delicate blush of pink, which is caused by the movement of the flower.
    • The flowers have a papery feel and have an exceptionally long vase life - up to 6 weeks.
    • They flower during early spring and would be a superb addition to any garden.
    • Plant seeds in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
    $0.14

    Protea eximia

    Commonly known as Broad-leafed sugarbush

    • Shrub grows to between 2 and 5m, with broad cordate leaves.
    • Shows large flowers usually in Spring with long spatulate inner bracts that are widely splayed.
    • Easy in cultivation.
    • Sow in Autumn.
    • USDA zone 8.
    $0.09

    Aulax umbellata

    Commonly known as Broadleaf featherbush

    • This species grows into a 2m shrub with spatulate leaves that are broad at their tips. 
    • This is a dioecious shrub - has male and female plants.
    • Yellow flowers appear in summer.
    • Sow seeds in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
    $0.09

    Geranium incanum

    Commonly known as Carpet Geranium

    • It is a herbaceous perennial and is very popular as a ground cover.
    • It grows to a height of 30 cm and a spread of 50 cm or more.
    • It has the most beautiful mauve flowers set in evergreen grey-green lacy leaves.
    • It flowers from spring to winter.
    • It can be grown in sun or shade - in shade the flowers are a deeper purple.
    • The leaves make a refreshing healthy herbal cup of tea as they contain no caffeine. Add honey to sweeten.
    • A stronger infusion of the leaves is recommended for expelling worms: a quarter of a cup of fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water, left to steep for 10 minutes, and then drunk in the morning. Repeat daily for 2 weeks. This mixture can also be added to your pets drinking water and expels the worms in less than 2 weeks.
    • Half a handful of leaves in a cup of boiling water also helps with lower back pain, bladder infections and menstrual disorders.
    • The flowers are edible and can be used in salads to add some colour.
    • Sow seeds in autumn or spring.
    $0.08

    Leucadendron dubium

    Commonly known as Cederberg Conebush, Vuurslaanbos

    • This species grows to 1.3m.
    • It produces closely overlapping small elliptic hairy leaves and densely hairy cones.
    • Sow seeds in Autumn.
    • Hardy USDA Zone 8.
    $0.09

    Aulax cancellata

    Commonly known as Channelleaf Featherbush

    • This species grows into a 2m shrub with curved, needle-shaped leaves.
    • Yellow flowers occur in spring.
    • This is a dioecious species - male and female plants.
    • It is very attractive.
    • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
    $0.09

    Leucadendron salicifolium

    Commonly known as Common Stream Conebush

    • Grows to 3m with narrow twisted leaves.
    • In spring the male flowers have small light-coloured basal bracts.
    • It is wind pollinated.
    • Prefers damp conditions.
    • Sow in Autumn.
    • USDA Zone 8.
       
    $0.09

    Coleonema pulchellum

    Commonly known as Confettii Bush

    • When in flower, the bush looks as if white or pink confetti has been sprinkled over it.
    • It is a must for any garden – is highly adaptable to different climates, hardy to wind and frost tolerant and grows into a beautiful evergreen, feathery, aromatic shrub of upto 2m in height.
    • It flowers anytime from late winter to early summer and the flowers are pink or white tiny star shaped flowers.
    • The leaves have excellent insect repellent properties.
    • Campers use it by rubbing their bedding with twigs and leaves to keep mosquitoes and other insects away.
    • Fisherman also use it to get rid of the fishy smell on their hands. You can make a wash by adding a cup of leaves and flowers to 1 litre of boiling water and allowing it to steep. It also gives a lovely fresh scent to pot pourri.
    • The best time to use it is during spring and summer when the bush is in flower.
    • Great as cut flower as filler.
    • Plant seeds in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
    $0.08

    Protea venusta

    Commonly known as Creeping beauty, Rotssuikerbos

    • This species grows in high altitude areas 
    • It grows to height of 0.7m and width of 3m
    • It's a shrub with trailing flower stems with beautiful, bell-shaped flower heads with pink tipped bracts,
    • Flowering occurs in summer.
    • Sow seeds in autumn.
    • Seed is very limited.
    • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.
    $0.09

    Leucadendron coniferum

    Commonly known as Dune Conebush

    • Grows to 2m with narrow yellow-green leaves.
    • Flowers in September producing a red cone.
    • Grows in alkaline soil.
    • Sow in Autumn.
    • USDA Zone 8.
    $0.09

    Leucadendron daphnoides

    Commonly known as Dutoitskloof conebush

    • This is a sturdy shrub, growing up to 1 to 2m
    • The upper leaves go through a series of colour changes - green, ivory, reddish, then green again. 
    • Flowering occurs from mid winter to spring
    • It is very attractive and easy cultivate - great speciman for small gardens
    • Sow seeds in Autumn.
    • Species is hardy to USDA Zone 8.
    $0.09

    Dioscorea elephantipes

    Commonly known as Elephant's Foot, Turtle Back, Hottentot's Bread

    • This plant has a large, fleshy rootstock with twining stems coming out of the top.
    • The leaves are heart-shaped.
    • Flowering occurs in summer producing white flowers.
    • Sow seeds in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA Zone 9.
    Mature dioscorea elephantipes succulent showing the elephant's foot texture$0.18

    Leucadendron brunioides

    Commonly known as Foetid Conebush, Tolletjies

    • This species grows upto 2m, with many stems and small linear leaves.
    • Flowers occur in spring - small grey cones.
    • Sow in Autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.
    $0.09

    Elegia capensis

    Commonly known as Fonteinriet, Horsetail restio, Besemriet

    • This is a very striking, graceful species growing in clumps to a height of 2m.
    • They were originally described as horsetails, due to the whorl like appearance of the foliage.
    • They flower in spring for about 3 weeks, producing golden brown flowers, which are popular in the cut flower industry.
    • This is probably one of the most well known cultivated restios.
    • They can be grown in full sun or semi-shade and prefer marshy areas.
    • Seeds should be sown in autumn
    • Hardy to USDA zone 8
    $0.08

    Leucadendron laureolum

    Commonly known as Golden conebush, Loerietolbos

    • This species grows to 2m with oblong leaves.
    • The floral foliage is beautiful in winter, with large cones.
    • Produces excellent cut flowers.
    • Seeds to be sow in autumn.
    • Fast grower producing flowers within 2 years from germination.
    • Is adaptable to alkaline soil and does well in coastal areas.
    • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.
    $0.09

    Leucadendron loranthifolium

    Commonly known as Green-flowered conebush

    • Grows into a 2m shrub with broad grey-green leaves.
    • Flowering occurs In late winter to spring - the flowersheads are greenish in color.
    • Sow seeds in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.
    $0.09

    Leucadendron pubescens

    Commonly known as Grey conebush, Syhaartolbos

    • This species grows to 2.5m with greyish-green leaves.
    • Flowers in winter/spring with attractive densely hairy silver cones.
    • Sow seeds in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.
    $0.09

    Leucospermum grandiflorum

    Commonly known as Grey-leaf fountain pincushion, Luisiesboom

    • Also known as Grey-leaf fountain pincushion due to the abundant dense greyish leaves.
    • It grows to a height of 2.5m with attractive yellow flowers with red tips pointing clockwise.
    • Flowering occurs from late winter to early summer.
    • This pin-cushion tolerates hot dry conditions and is suitable for planting in granite or clay soils.
    • It is a very attractive species for any large garden.
    $0.09

    Leucospermum conocarpodendron ssp viridum

    Commonly known as Grey tree pincushion or Vaalkreupelhout (Afrikaans)

    • This species falls into the group known as 'tree pincushions'.
    • It grows into a large, rounded tree, 3 - 5 m tall, 3 - 6 m across.
    • Flowers are a bright, stunning yellow & flowering occurs from August to December
    • Grows in granite and sandstone soils on dry, rocky slopes.
    • Seeds should be sown in autumn
    • This species is suitable for growing in pots.
    • The flowers are beautiful as cut flowers and last very well.
    • This plant will attract birds to your garden.
    • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
    $0.09

    Restio festucaeformis

    Commonly known as Groengrasriet

    • This is a fast growing restio, growing to a height of 0.4m and width of 0.6m
    • ideal size for a smaller garden.
    • It has bright green stems with beautiful, feathery golden brown bracts in Spring which become dark brown seed heads in late Spring to early summer.
    • They enjoy damp, marshy positions and prefer being planted in groups of 3 or more.
    • Seeds should be planted in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
    $0.08

    Leucadendron eucalyptifolium

    Commonly known as Gumleaf conebush, Grootgeelbos

    • This species grows to 3-5m shrub with linear eucalyptus-like leaves.
    • Flowering occurs In winter and early spring
    • The bright yellow involucral leaves are pleasantly scented. 
    • Produces an excellent cut flower
    • Is a fast grower producing a flower 2 years after germination
    • Is a frost resistant species that does well in coastal areas.
    • Seeds to be sown in Autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.
    $0.09

    Leucadendron galpinii

    Commonly known as Hairless Conebush

    • Grows to 2-3m, with greyish foliage.
    • Flowers in Spring.
    • The female flower is very showy, and produces silky cones.
    • Sow in Autumn.
    • USDA Zone 8.
       
    $0.09

    Euryops virgineus

    Commonly known as Honey euryops, River resin bush, Heuningmagriet

    • This is an exceptionally hardy, easy to grow and attractive shrub.
    • It grows to a height and spread of 1.5 – 3m and grows into a lovely rounded bush.
    • It produces masses of yellow flowers in summer.
    • It has beautiful evergreen foliage which is also very attractive, even when the bush is not in flower.
    • It is happiest in a position of full sun and is also frost tolerant.
    • Seeds should be planted in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
    $0.08

    Leucadendron procerum

    Commonly known as Ivory conebush

    • This species grows to 3m with many branches.
    • Involucral leaves are pale green to ivory.
    • Males have red globose flowers in spring.
    • Sow seeds in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.
    $0.09

    Thamnochortus lucens

    Commonly known as Jakkalsstert - which in english is Jackal's Tail

    • This is one of the smaller restios growing to a height of around 1m.
    • It consists of attractive dark brown flower heads and would be an elegant and decorative addition to any garden - especially smaller gardens.
    • They enjoy well drained, gravely soil and should be planted in the full sun.
    • They are striking standing alone or planted in a clump.
    • Hardy to USDA zone 8
    • Seeds should be planted in autumn.
    $0.08

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